Monthly Archives: February 2018

What is a Stye and how do I get rid of it?

A stye or chalazion, also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked sweat gland or meibomian gland, on the lid. It is so common that most Ophthalmologists see a few patients a day who present with these chalazia. They are more common… Read More


How to fix upper eyelids when they start to effect your vision

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery to improve the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Excess skin, muscle, and fat can be removed from around the eyes to rejuvenate the midface. Blepharoplasty surgery usually takes less than one hour and is performed in an outpatient surgery center under intravenous sedation. It is normal to be… Read More


Cataract Surgery and What Lens Options Are Available

John Mauro, MD

At SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care , we give the ability to patients to see far and near. Our board certified doctors offer the best in intraocular lens (IOL) technology. We perform over a thousand cataract surgery procedures each year. We use a technique free of injections, sutures, or eye patches. All of our… Read More


Talking about Glaucoma and its many types

Glaucoma is the term used to describe a group of eye diseases in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eyeball) is increased and causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. (The optic nerve is like a telephone trunk line – it is composed of 1.2 million small fibers and transmits images from the eye… Read More


When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough

Deborah LaBel, M.S.

Sometimes even the most advanced technology cannot provide optimal hearing support in the most challenging listening situations for all patients. Fortunately there are many options to consider when your hearing aids are not enough! Many of today’s hearing aids have the ability to connect to your smartphone. This can be a direct wireless connection via… Read More


PRESS RELEASE: SightMD Becomes Most Awarded Ophthalmology Practice As Best of Long Island 2018 Results Are Announced

  February 27, 2018 – SMITHTOWN, LONG ISLAND…Based on the recent announcement of the winners in the 13th Annual ‘Best of Long Island 2018’ competition, there is little doubt where local residents of Long Island look for world-class comprehensive eye care: SightMD, who for the fourth year in a row received three top honors in… Read More


What are Floaters?

Floaters are part of the vitreous gel in the eye that cast shadows on the retina, the layer of cells lining the back of the eye that senses light and allows you to see. Floaters can appear as different shapes, such as dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. The eye is filled with a clear… Read More


Where we are in Cataract Surgery

The surgeons at SightMD, previously North Shore Eye Care with offices in eight locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties are the official LASIK providers of the New York Mets. We have been a leader in cataract surgery in Suffolk County for the past 50 years. While cataract surgery has been going through a steady evolution… Read More


What is a chalazion? Is it serious?

A chalazion is similar to a stye.  It is a bump the can be present on either eyelid.  Its size ranges from small to very large.  The glands that are present in the eyelids, called Meibomian glands, normally secrete oil that prevents the evaporation of tears from our tear film.  When these glands become clogged,… Read More


Macular Degeneration Has Two Forms: Dry and Wet

  Macular degeneration is the leading cause of decreased vision in people over 65 years of age. Along with glaucoma and cataracts it is one of the most frequent diseases diagnosed by eye doctors. Macular degeneration is an age-related condition of the macula, an area of the retina at the back of the eye that… Read More


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